Graz, 12.08.1904 – Schaerding, 24.07.1971
Margret Bilger, renowned for her woodcuts and glass paintings,
is an outstanding artist of the last century.
her early years as an artist, she was known for her woodcuts,
which were a modification of the expressionistic xylographic tradition,
thus being one of only few women of her time leaving a distinctive
Later on, she found her vocation in glass painting, creating windows
for many houses of worship in Austria, in several European countries,
even in the Middle East and in Asia, as well as in the USA.
Her numerous stays at the Schlierbach Monastery were particularly
creative and fruitful in the life of Margret Bilger. She developed
a deep friendship with Father Petrus who was in charge of the
glassworks studio. The bucolic surroundings of Schlierbach were
her artistic inspiration and sanctuary. She participated in several
competitions and exhibitions and earned many awards.
In the 1950s, Margret Bilger reached the peak of her worldwide
In the 1960s, she created textile works, reverse glass paintings,
watercolor paintings and drawings.
had a great influence on the development of stained glass, and
particularly her work created in Schlierbach has worldwide recognition.